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Shop Safety and Orientation Part 2

Shop Safety and Orientation Part 2

This class will teach you how to turn rough sawn lumber into useable boards. It’s one of the first building blocks of woodworking. We focus on how to choose wood, where to get it locally, and how each machine can help you prep wood for your projects. This class will give you in-depth instruction on how to use the table saw, planer, and jointer. Completion of this class grants you access to use these machines during Open Shop. We supply sample materials and give you the last hour to practice.

Prerequisite – Shop Safety Part 1
Tools used – table saw, jointer, planer
Materials (all provided) – Wood!
Class time – 3.5 hours
Cost: $75.00

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Shop Safety and Orientation Part I

Shop Safety and Orientation Part I

Required prior to taking any woodworking classes and using Open Shop hours.
Shop Safety is an introduction to the Public Workshop and covers how to safely use some of the basic stationary machines, as well as best practices for working in a community shop.
NOTE: Anyone more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted and asked to attend another class.

Prerequisite – NONE!
Tools used – miter saw, bandsaw, drill press
Class time – 2 hours
Cost: $25

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The Artist as Problem Solver Workshop

The Artist as Problem Solver Workshop

The Artist as Problem Solver:
Understanding the Role of Artists and Arts Organizations in
Community Building, Placekeeping, and Cultural Sustainability

Presented by The Joyce Foundation and Big Car Collaborative

Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, 2018
Big Car/Tube Factory artspace
1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

 
As part of its ongoing effort to support the capacity of artists and arts organizations to create artworks and cultural participation opportunities that transform their communities, The Joyce Foundation (based in Chicago and supporting artists cities in the Great Lakes Region — including Indianapolis — through the Joyce Awards), is partnering with Indianapolis-based placemaking and socially engaged arts nonprofit, Big Car Collaborative to host an engaging and immersive, two-day convening beginning with an evening keynote and panel on March 1 at 5 p.m, and ending on March 2 at 5 p.m., after a full day of sessions.
 
This event (which is open to everyone but limited by space so please RSVP soon — links below) is for individual artists, leaders from arts and community organizations, city and neighborhood leaders who collaborate with artists, community organizers, entrepreneurs, urban planners and placemakers, funders, researchers, and others interested in the role of the arts in fostering community vitality in general in Indianapolis and the Great Lakes Region.
 
The aim of this interactive convening is to deepen and widen the conversation around placemaking to include the critical work of community building and placekeeping in established, economically vulnerable, or demographically fluctuating communities. Centered around first-hand case studies and tool-sharing, the goal of these two days is to provide opportunities for learning and network building that may lead to future collaborations and exchanges.In addition to nationally and regionally recognized speakers and panelists, everyone who attends will be asked to share their areas of expertise, current initiatives, and needs for additional assistance. Time will be allotted to organize around synergies, themes and resource needs.
 
Please register as soon as possible via the links below to hold your spot. Again, seats will be limited to ensure an inclusive and interactive convening. The final agenda will be disseminated to all registrants.
 
Registration details:Please register via the links below by February 16 to help us with planning.

Click here to RSVP for opening keynote panel and reception on March 1
Click here to RSVP for full-day convening featuring panels and workshops on March 2
Please remember to RSVP and register for each day separately

 
Schedule (full agenda coming soon)
Thursday, March 1, 5-7:30 p.m. (opening keynote panel & reception — followed by optional coordinated small-group dinners)
Friday, March 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (full day of panels and workshops)

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Shop Safety and Orientation Part II

Shop Safety and Orientation Part II

Shop Safety and Orientation II is the second installment that will cover basic and safe use of the jointer, planer, and table saw.

This 2-hour class will act as a refresher or as an orientation to our specific equipment models. Limited hands-on practice will accompany the demonstrations.

A few things to note:

*Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation I.

*If you are new to the table saw, jointer, and planer, please take Woodworking I which will cover these machines more in depth and include more hands-on practice.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*Class size is limited, so register early.

*$75

For further information and inquiries, please contact Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Ramps, Steps and Rails

Ramps, Steps and Rails

Ramps, steps, and rails are important things for homeowners and skateboarders alike to know how to make. At Bottom Level Tool Shop you can learn how to make these over a series of classes and be part of a small crew who’ll help neighbors in need.

During the class you’ll build small skate and home items for Tube and elsewhere. By taking the class, offered free in exchange for your help, we’ll supply wood and hardware needed so you can also take what you make home for your own mini skate park or maybe to help around your house or the house of a neighbor of your choosing.

This class requires the prerequeisite Shop Safety class offered in the morning before this class. Shop safety usually has a cost but this is waived, also, with your commitment to help with this summer community home repair project we’re piloting at Big Car Collaborative with support from INHP.

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Shop Safety and Orientation Part I

Shop Safety and Orientation Part I

Shop Safety and Orientation I is an introduction to The Shop at the Tube Factory Artspace. This 2-hour class will cover basic and safe use of standard stationary machinery, which includes: miter saw, band saw, and drill press.
A few things to note:
*No prior shop experience is necessary; however, this class is required before taking any woodworking classes using Open Shop hours. It is also a prerequisite for Shop Safety and Orientation II.
*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.
*Class size is limited, so register early.
*a $25 fee is obtained for this class on the day of class, however (fee waived if taken in conjunction with Steps, Ramps and Rails/home repair project class)
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Woodworking I – Dimensioning Lumber

Woodworking I – Dimensioning Lumber

Woodworking I is an introduction to dimensioning wood- how to take rough sawn lumber and turn them into usable boards.

This 3-hour class will include demonstrations and discussion on wood selection, local suppliers, as well as limited hands-on practice with sample material at the end of the class.

Afew things to note:

*Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation Part I.

*Woodworking I covers these machines more in depth and includes more hands-on practice than Shop Safety and Orientation II. If you are totally new to the table saw, and jointer, this class is for you.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*$75

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Shop Safety and Orientation II

Shop Safety and Orientation II

Shop Safety and Orientation II is the second installment that will cover basic and safe use of the jointer, planer, and table saw.

This 2-hour class will act as a refresher or as an orientation to our specific equipment models. Limited hands-on practice will accompany the demonstrations.

A few things to note:

*Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation I.

*If you are new to the table saw, jointer, and planer, please take Woodworking I which will cover these machines more in depth and include more hands-on practice.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*Class size is limited, so register early.

*$75

For further information and inquiries, please contact Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Woodworking I – Dimensioning Lumber

Woodworking I – Dimensioning Lumber

Woodworking I is an introduction to dimensioning wood- how to take rough sawn lumber and turn them into usable boards.

This 3-hour class will include demonstrations and discussion on wood selection, local suppliers, as well as limited hands-on practice with sample material at the end of the class.

Afew things to note:

*Pre-requisites: Shop Safety and Orientation Part I.

*Woodworking I covers these machines more in depth and includes more hands-on practice than Shop Safety and Orientation II. If you are totally new to the table saw, and jointer, this class is for you.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*$75

For more information or inquiries, please contact Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required

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Shop Safety and Orientation Part I

Shop Safety and Orientation Part I

Shop Safety and Orientation I is an introduction to The Shop at the Tube Factory Artspace. This 2-hour class will cover basic and safe use of standard stationary machinery, which includes: miter saw, band saw, and drill press.

A few things to note:

*No prior shop experience is necessary; however, this class is required before taking any woodworking classes using Open Shop hours. It is also a prerequisite for Shop Safety and Orientation II.

*Open to ages 16+. For those 16-18, plan to have a parent/guardian on-site for waiver signatures.

*Class size is limited, so register early.

*$25

For further information and inquiries, please contact Brent at email hidden; JavaScript is required.